If you’ve got kids, you’ll know how keen they are on having a bandaid on every little bump. But those bandaids are all made of plastic, and every time you discard one it ends up in landfill, or worse, in the ocean.
All those little bits of plastic add up, so that’s where Everyday Good Co. comes in.
Everyday Good Co. is a Melbourne startup that’s aiming to do big things! They’re selling sustainably sourced products that you use everyday, that are good quality and are biodegradable, recycled or both.
Half of their profits are donated to The Hunger Project, a charity who works with impoverished communities around the world to help empower individuals and help teach them about farming, entepreneurship, income generation, food security, disease prevention and education. With the help of the Hunger Project, members of these small communities get together to build schools, hospitals and toilets.
Everyday Good Co. have pledged that 50% of the profits from all sales will go towards Hunger Project Australia. This not-for-profit works with communities in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America to empower them to be self sufficient and pull themselves out of extreme poverty. They do this through:
- empowering women as key change agents
- educating communities about human rights, health and how to form effective partnerships with their
- working with them to build their own infrastructure
The bandaid style bandages (the word bandaid is trademarked) are awesome:
- degradable within 1.5 to 2 years
- biodegradable within 3-4 years
- suitable for sensitive skin
- partly made from recycled materials (10-15%)
- latex and BPA free
- great quality
- packaged using 100% recycled materials
They all come in packs of 20, and they’re available in emojis, nude or clear.
Of course, we love the emojis, and we have no doubt that kids will, too. There are 10 different emoji faces on the bright yellow bandaids.
The nude ones are designed especially for sensitive skin, with a special glue that means that they stick on, but won’t irritate. As anyone who’s ever had a reaction to a bandaid, where you end up scratching all around the edges of the wound because the sticky stuff makes you itch, you’ll know that this is a good thing!
The clear ones are thin and stretchy and extra sticky. Whack one of these on over that paper cut that stings like billy-o, and it’ll still be on after you’ve done the dishes or had a shower.
All the bandaids are sterilised, and individually packaged in sterile paper packages, and they’re perfect for small bumps as well as for minor grown up wounds, too.
They retail at $3.95 ($3.50 for the nude ones), so they’re well priced, too! When there are such good alternatives to the mainstream brands, why wouldn’t you give the Everyday Good Co. ones a go?
Shop them here at Hello Charlie.
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